Web-Letter Issue 209 Dandelion Shawl in Silky Alpaca Lace
When Stephanie Steinhaus from Unwind in Burbank, CA joined several members of the CEY team for dinner during TNNA this June, we were challenging each other to think outside of the box when the idea for a Silky Alpaca Lace design competition emerged. This type of contest is perfect for Unwind, as they stock all our Silky Alpaca Lace colors and run a comprehensive design course for new and intermediate knitters.
Stephanie opened the contest to all her customers, who in turn had two months to design and knit a piece in Silky Alpaca Lace. The criteria were that the piece had to be hip, wearable, knittable, and take full advantage of the qualities that make Silky Alpaca Lace special. The blend of alpaca and silk is luxurious and light-as-air, and many contestants utilized the wide palette of solid and hand-painted shades. Judging fell on CEY's design team, and it was tough. We selected two winners, one in the garment category and this beauty in the accessories category. The Dandelion Shawl, designed by Kavita Sleight, is very "CEY"; it's classic, knitterly, and full of unexpected details. Visit our blog to see the runner-up in the accessories category, and stay tuned for our garment winner next week.
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